CSC 450: Software Engineering

Course Description:

Study of the design and production of large and small software systems. Topics include systems engineering, software life-cycle and characterization, use of software tools. Substantial software project required. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


CSC 331 and senior standing.
Substantial knowledge of programming-in-the-small including: (1) a knowledge of fundamental programming concepts - data structures, data abstraction and hiding, modularity; (2) a working knowledge of at least one modern high-level programming language; (3) a basic knowledge of formal methods and models - analysis of algorithms, computability, automata and formal languages. Undergraduate level mathematics: discrete mathematics (set theory, logic, algebra).


photo of textbook coverSoftware Engineering A Practitioner’s Approach, 7th Edition
Roger S. Pressman,
McGraw Hill
ISBN-10: 00733759
ISBN-13: 978-0073375977

Object-Oriented Modeling and Design with UML
Michael Blaha and James Rumbaugh, Pearson/Prentice Hall.
ISBN 0-13- 015920-4

Current Semester Pages:

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